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Tech Industry Stories June 14, 2012

T-Mobile details progress of 4G network rollout, continues testing iPhone compatible 1900MHz HSPA+

Following a keynote from T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray at the NGMN conference this morning, Senior Vice President of Technology Dave Mayo provided an update today regarding the company’s $4 billion 4G-network plan.

We already knew T-Mobile would be make its 4G HSPA+ in the 1900 MHz band available to iPhone users later this year as its new network equipment gets installed. It recently confirmed that it began testing the network on a small scale. Today, we get an update on the progress of the carrier’s 4G rollout with Mayo confirming installations of new equipment at the first 400 modernized GSM / HSPA+ sites, which will be complete by the end of June, with the number growing to 2,500 sites a month after. He also noted the carrier was approved for 19,500 additional sites. This indicates the LTE network is on track for its 2013 rollout.

Tech Industry Stories November 22, 2011

Apple reportedly begins recruiting senior-level executives to work on the cloud

Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has begun a search to find senior-level executives for their cloud services. According to the report, Apple already has one Internet entrepreneur in their sights, but it hasn’t been disclosed who. To assist with their search, Apple is also reportedly looking into hiring out a recruiting firm to find solid […]

Tech Industry Stories May 14, 2012

Bloomberg reiterates: Apple to unveil new, thinner MacBook Pro at WWDC

Our Senior Editor Mark Gurman exclusively brought you details about Apple’s new 15-inch MacBook Pro this morning that the company is currently readying to be unveiled. According to our trusted sources, the new MacBook Pro features an ultra-thin design, a “jaw-dropping” Retina Display, and super-fast USB 3. Confirming our report from this morning, Bloomberg reported […]

Tech Industry Stories August 28, 2012

T-Mobile to advertise to unlocked iPhone customers, sway them away from AT&T promising $1500 savings over 2 years

A report surfaced this morning about T-Mobile sending a memo to its sales staff that encourages them to sell against Apple’s iPhone beginning Sept. 21. Unsurprisingly, the memo confirmed T-Mobile would not be a carrier for the next-generation iPhone due out next month. Adding a bit to this morning’s story, TmoNews followed up with a new flyer that T-Mobile […]

Tech Industry Stories August 30, 2012

Western Digital announces superfast Thunderbolt My Book VelociRaptor Duo and portable USB 3.0 drives for Mac

The fast keep getting faster. Western Digital announced two new speedy new platter drives aimed at Mac users today. The Thunderbolt “My Book VelociRaptor Duo” is a speed improvement on WD’s previous Thunderbolt Drives coming from the addition of two 10,000RPM internal HDDs (the speed of the drives is actually still the bottleneck here —Thunderbolt is very fast).

Extreme speed of WD VelociRaptor drives inside.

With the extreme speed of two 10,000 RPM WD VelociRaptor drives inside united with the revolutionary speed of Thunderbolt technology your creative inspirations have never moved so fast.

Enhanced workflow efficiency.

The dual Thunderbolt ports make it easy to daisy chain more drives for even greater speeds and higher capacity. Add peripherals to further enhance your productivity.

User-configurable for speed or double-safe data protection.

Customize this dual-drive storage system to your needs – RAID 0 for speed, RAID 1 for data protection, JBOD to use the drives individually.

Did you know…

My Book VelociRaptor Duo is a bootable external device supported by Mac OS X. For additional information, please click here.

Western Digitial also upped the speed of its Mac Portable Drives (which we’ve reviewed favorably) with USB 3.0 and sizes up to 2TB:

Ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity.

With the blazing-fast connectivity of USB 3.0, this drive lets you access and save files in record time. Reduce transfer time by up to 3 times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates.**Performance may vary based on user’s hardware and system configuration.

Massive capacity in a small design.

This compact enclosure offers up to a massive 2 TB of storage. It’s the ideal companion for anyone with lots of photos, movies, videos and files that they want to take with them.
Password protection secures your drive.

Use WD Security utility to set password protection and hardware encryption and protect your files from unauthorized use or access.

Both Press releases follow:

Tech Industry Stories May 19, 2011

Three down, one to go. Apple strikes deal with Sony for Cloud streaming

Bloomberg this evening reports that Apple and Sony have come to terms on a streaming music licensing deal, leaving the largest label, Universal, as the only one of the big four labels not to (yet) sign with Apple.  Earlier this year and again this week, it was reported that EMI signed with Apple. A licensing deal […]

Tech Industry Stories June 10, 2012

Photos allegedly show logic board of new MacBook Pro, sporting NVIDIA GT 650M graphics

A user on Chinese forum WeiPhone posted (via MacRumors) photos that allegedly show off the logic board placed in the new MacBook Pro, which is to be announced tomorrow during Apple’s keynote opening at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. According to the leak, the MacBook Pro is set to feature a NVIDIA GT 650M graphics chip with 1GB GDDR5 graphics memory.

Another forum user analyzed the new logic board and put it side-by-side with the logic board on the current 15-inch MacBook Pro. As you can see, both logic boards have very similar layouts. The position of the GPU is also the same on both units.

We were the first to report last week that Apple is set to announce a refresh to most of the Mac line tomorrow, including the Mac Pro. Our sources indicated that Apple will release two configurations of the redesigned 15-inch MacBook Pro; although, what Apple plans to do with the other screen sizes is unclear. The new MacBook Pro will sport Retina graphics, an ultra-slim design, and USB 3.0. Our source said the Retina display is “jaw dropping.”

Tonight’s leak does not indicate what type of processor speed the new MacBook Pro will have, but it is somewhere in the neighborhood of 2.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz, or 2.7 GHz chip variants. You can bank on the processor being Intel’s new Ivy Bridge chip that supports Retina graphics, but pricing is still up in the air.

All of our questions will be answered tomorrow when Apple’s CEO Tim Cook and his company take the stage to make things official. You can read our full wrap-up of what we expect to be announced and follow our liveblog kicking off at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST tomorrow!

Update: this morning we reported Apple will be announcing both next-generation MacBook Pros with a thinner design and Retina Display AND spec-bumped MacBook Pros with the current design.

Tech Industry Stories September 10, 2012

T-Mobile unveils its big Sept. 12 plans for iPhone: ‘Bring your unlocked iPhone and save $1200 vs. AT&T’

T-Mobile announced a huge new “unlimited and unlocked iPhone” initiative today that will launch Sept. 12—a date that should ring a bell. The nation’s fourth-largest carrier does not and will not officially carry the iPhone, but its parent company carries the iPhone all over Europe and was even the original carrier in its home Germany. The […]

Tech Industry Stories May 26, 2011

Businessweek describes Apple's iCloud music service

Businessweek helps to paint the picture of what Apple’s cloud music service may look like: Apple’s music service, which Engadget and other tech blogs are already calling iCloud, might well represent the future of recorded music. Armed with licenses from the music labels and publishers, Apple will be able to scan customers’ digital music libraries […]

Tech Industry Stories June 4, 2011

Apple may surprise with June 14 launch of Mac OS X Lion

While Apple has publicly acknowledged that they are tracking a summer release window for their upcoming Mac OS X Lion release, sources have indicated to 9to5Mac that Apple may surprise customers with a Tuesday, June 14 launch of the next-generation Mac operating system. Our sources could not confirm with certainty that the launch will take […]

Tech Industry Stories June 6, 2011

Telepresence iPad robot gets ready to livestream at WWDC

Well, we don’t really know about the livestream (though it has the tech to do it).  Taptic Toys uses a 4G Mifi to let you go to work in your PJs.  The Robot is designed around an iPad 2 and a Segway-like base that is controlled from the iPod touch you see below.  Pretty nice.

Tech Industry Stories April 21, 2011

Apple floats iPhone ‘4S’ with A5 chip to select developers to prepare for next-gen iPhone

The iPad 2’s A5 processor not only is a speedy, dual-core chip, but also works to provide nine times the gaming performance of its predecessor, A4. So, what’s Apple to do for their best-selling gaming phone? Give it the A5 chip with remarkably better gaming performance. We have already discovered, in the iOS 4 SDK, that Apple […]

Tech Industry Stories April 27, 2011

Apple scoops up domain for $4.5m ahead of new cloud-based service launch?

According to GigaOM, Apple has scooped up the domain name from Xcerion, the maker of a cloud-based service. The deal is said to have gone down for somewhere in the range of $4.5m, and we don’t think Apple would pay that much for a domain name unless they would put it to good use. We […]

Tech Industry Stories April 19, 2011

iPhone 5 production begins in July, ships in September; looks like the iPhone 4 – Reuters

Reuters reports that the iPhone 5 will begin production in July and ramp up for a September release.  This fits in with a lot of the chatter out there over the last few months. It isn’t certain why Apple chose to deviate from its previous June/July schedule, but perhaps iPhones are the new back to […]

Tech Industry Stories May 24, 2010

AAPL is now within striking distance of MSFT

Though largely a symbolic milestone, Apple is now within 2% of Microsoft in market capitalization.  With WWDC announcements coming soon, Apple’s stock price could see some wild swings this month and has fluctuated more than the 2% gap a few times in the past month.

Shortly after Apple passed Dell, Steve Jobs sent the following email to employees:

“Team, it turned out that Michael Dell wasn’t perfect at predicting the future. Based on today’s stock market close, Apple is worth more than Dell. Stocks go up and down, and things may be different tomorrow, but I thought it was worth a moment of reflection today. Steve.”

Tech Industry Stories May 26, 2010

WWDC 2010: Gene Munster utters 'non-event' warning

Piper Jaffray analyst, Gene Munster, tells clients the upcoming WWDC 2010 event next month seems set to be a bit of a non-event, at least, a non-event for Apple

Tech Industry Stories June 1, 2010

Mac pros plan alternative WWDC for high-end users

Spurred by the lack of a high-end IT track at this year

Tech Industry Stories May 13, 2010

WWDC: Apple to announce Facebook integration in iPhone OS, is there more?

Psst!! Wanna know why Facebook hasn

Tech Industry Stories June 7, 2010

WWDC: Magic Trackpad reveals itself

Apple is about to begin new adventures in the user interface if the above and below images prove real.   That

WWDC: AT&T makes it easier to upgrade to next-gen iPhone

Yet more signs (if more are required) suggesting the next-model iPhone is on the way perhaps later today, US carrier AT&T has widened its upgrade eligibility scheme, opening up an upgrade opportunity for more existing users.

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